I purchased these dolls as part of a lot in October 2001. The dolls are very similar to a couple in the Judd's book African and Asian Costumed Dolls. The print of the woman's dress is identical to that one, though the style of costume is different. According to Judd the ones that she pictures were purchased in a market by an American visitor in 1960. The Judd's valued the couple at $25.00.